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Friday, May 18, 2012

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Delphos Project Recycle will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Delphos Truck and Fuel Wash. Entry is gained by traveling north from East Fifth Street east of Double AA Trailer Sales. Newspaper, phone books, plastic bags, cardboard, magazines and aluminum cans need to be in separate containers. The group now has a market to sell clean rinsed metal tin cans. If possible, please separate the metal cans from aluminum and plastic or glass items. All other items, tin cans, plastic and glass containers, need to be rinsed clean; there is no need to remove labels and they can be co-mingled. Recycle is now accepting worn U.S. flags. Delphos Recycle does not accept window or plate glass, light bulbs, ornamental glass, Pyrex or cookware glass. Computers, etc., are accepted. No TVs or monitors.

Documents shed new light on Martin killing

By MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. Trayvon Martin was shot through the heart at close range. George Zimmerman had a broken nose, bruises and bloody cuts on the back of his head. The lead investigator in the case wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter in the weeks after the shooting but was overruled. These are among the details revealed in nearly 200 pages of documents, photos and audio recordings released Thursday in a case thats riveted the nation. Yet its still unclear what exactly happened and whether it was racially motivated. The evidence supports Zimmermans contention that he was being beat up when he fired the fatal shot. At the same time, it bolsters the argument of Martins parents that Zimmerman was profiling Martin and that the whole confrontation could have been avoided if not for

St. Peter sets VBS for July 16-19

St. Peter Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School entitled Adventures On Promise Island from 6:30-9 p.m. July 16-19 The offering is free to children ages 3 (and potty trained) through those entering sixth grade in the fall. Call Carrie Calvelage at 419-642-2355 to register no later than May 31.

Zimmermans actions. Many of the pertinent questions remain unclear: What was in Zimmermans mind when he began to follow Martin in the gated community where he lived? How did the confrontation between the two begin? Whose screams for help were captured on 911 calls? And why did Zimmerman feel that deadly force was warranted? Another opportunity for answers isnt likely to come until a hearing later this year in which Zimmerman is expected to claim the shooting was justified under Floridas stand your ground law. Zimmermans attorney, Mark OMara, didnt return a phone call seeking comment Thursday. Martins autopsy indicated that medical examiners found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, when they tested Martins blood and urine. The amount described in the autopsy report is such a low level that it would have played no See MARTIN, page 2

Third-graders take FFA Food for America tour

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Delphos FFA members escorted 125 local third-graders on the annual Food for America tour Wednesday. Stops included Mox Nursery, the Hempfling Dairy Farm, the Miller Cattle Farm, the Friedrich Swine Farm, the Heidelbaugh Sheep Farm and Chief Supermarket to show children where their food comes from. Students lunched at Stadium Park and while there, Delphos Auxiliary Police Officer Gary Dillworth shared wildlife and hunting safety tips. Above: students bottle-feed a calf at the Hempfling Dairy Farm.

The Lima News sold

IRVINE, Calif. Freedom Communications announced Thursday it reached agreement to sell The Lima News, The Telegraph in Alton, Ill., The JournalCourier in Jacksonville, Ill., and The Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia, Mo., to an affiliate of Philadelphia-based private equity firm Versa Capital Management, LLC. With their commitment to providing the accurate and timely information that their communities want and deserve, these properties showcase, through the hard work of their associates, what community journalism is all about. We believe that commitment and tradition will be carried on by the new ownership The transaction, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close within the next thirty days. Substantially all current employees will transition to the new company. With their commitment

Date for placing ags changed

The Delphos Veterans Council has rescheduled the date for placing flags on graves at local cemeteries to 9 a.m. May 26. The council is still waiting for the flags to be delivered.

Library to host Zumba class

The Delphos Public Library is hosting a Zumba Class at 6 p.m. on May 31. Call the library at 419695-4015 and register for this fun, exciting and free program led by Angie Bonifas. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

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St. Johns planning CC meeting St. Johns cross country coach Steve Hellman will be holding an informational meeting for any students that will be in 7th through 12th grade next year at St. Johns that are interested in running cross country in the fall. The meeting will be held 7 p.m. May 23 at the Stadium Park shelterhouse. Any questions, call Steve at 419-233-1870. Sunny Saturday; high in mid 80s. See page 2.

Ottoville High School to graduate 45 on Sunday

Staff reports OTTOVILLE The administration at Ottoville Local Schools will hand out 45 diplomas on Sunday during commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium. Class speakers are honor students Sam Beining, April Horstman, Lauren Kramer and Krista Schimmoeller. Beining is the son of Tom and Cheryl Beining. He plans to major in physical therapy at the Beining University of Findlay. He was active in National Honor Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was a library aide. He played soccer, was in track, band, pep band, the school musical and was on the Scholastic Bowl team. He was a Voice of Democracy and Americanism Test winner, attended Buckeye Boys State in 2012 and is a Mass server. Horstman is the daughter of Dale and Carolyn Horstman. She plans to major in biology at The Ohio State University. She was active in National Honor Society as vice president, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, band, was a library aide and an All-County Band member. She played soccer and basketball, was a competition cheerleader, was in musical, gave piano lessons and was on the Scholastic Bowl team. Her awards include 2011 Putnam C o u n t y S c h o l a r A t h l e t e and 2012 Presidential Horstman Scholar. Kramer is the daughter of Bob and Judy Kramer. She plans to major in pharmacy at Butler University. She was active in National Honor Society as secretary and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She played soccer, basketball and was on the track team; was an office, library and teachers aide; and volunteered at St. Ritas Medical Center and with Ability Baseball. She was also junior class vice president. Schimmoeller is the daughter of Chris and Lori Schimmoeller. She plans to major in physical therapy at the University of Findlay. She was active in National Honor Society; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; marching, concert and pep band, where she served as secretary/treasurer; and was a teachers and office aide. She played basketball and softball. She was a 2011 Voice of Democracy Essay contest winner, earned a four-year varsity letter in softball, a one-year varsity letter in basketball and was a threeyear academic letter winner. Ottoville honor students also include Kramer Megan Bendele, L i n d s e y Eickholt, Kenneth Jackson, Caitlyn Landin, Lauren Koch, Kendra Krouskop, Brittany Looser, Travis Maag, Marissa Nienberg, Samantha Rellinger, Kylee Schweller, Jason Turnwald, Holly Von Sossan and Jenna Warnecke. The Ottoville class of 2012 includes: Roger Ashbaugh, Adam Beining, Sam Beining, Megan Bendele, Seth Bendele, Zachary Bibler, Brittany Bowersox, Jared Byrne, Kaitlyn Ditto, Austin Eickholt,

The Delphos Firefighters Assoc. is selling tickets for the Fire Convention Cash drawing held June 16 at the Delphos Fire Station directly following the awards ceremony of the 2012 Fire Convention. Tickets are $100 each with 400 tickets sold. There are 300 left. Winners include: 1st ticket drawn - $10,000; 2nd and 40th - $1,000; 3rd and 39th - $750; 4th and 38th - $500; 5th and 37th - $250; and 6th through 36th - $100. Tickets are available from any firefighter or by calling 419-695-2911. Above: Firefighter Jamey Wisher sells a ticket to Jim Fortener.

to providing the accurate and timely information that their communities want and deserve, these properties showcase, through the hard work of their associates, what community journalism is all about. We believe that commitment and tradition will be carried on by the new ownership, said Freedom CEO Mitch Stern. He added: While ensuring that the communities served by these newspapers will continue to receive the best possible service, this transaction also represents an opportunity to add to the financial strength of the company and enhance the value of our shareholders investments. We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Freedoms Central Division to add to our growing platform of community newspaper assets, including Ohio Community Media, said Gregory L. Segall, CEO of Versa Capital Management.



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Lindsey Eickholt, Blake Gerdeman, Kelsey Hoersten, Ross Honigford, April Horstman, Kenneth Jackson, Kyle Karhoff, Angelina Keeran, James Kent, Christopher Klenz, Lauren Koch, Lauren Kramer, Kendra Krouskop, Caitlyn Landin, C h e l c i e Laudick, Evan Laudick, B r i t t a n y Looser, Sarah Luersman, Travis Maag, A u s t i n Markward, M a r i s s a Nienberg, E m i l y Schimmoeller Nussbaum, Samantha Rellinger, Greg Rue, Krista Schimmoeller, Kevin Schnipke, Joshua Schroeder, Kylee Schweller, Jordan Titus, Julian Trejo, Jason Turnwald, Nicholas Turnwald, Holly Von Sossan, Eric Wannemacher and Jenna Warnecke. The class flower is the snapdragon; the class song is Tattoos On This Town by Jason Aldean; the colors are silver and aqua; and the class motto is: You only live once; live it the way you were meant to!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Disco Queen Donna Summer dies at 63

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasnt comfortable embracing. I grew up on rock n roll, Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title. Indeed, as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s, Summer, the beautiful voice and face of the genre with pulsating hits like I Feel Love, Love to Love You Baby and Last Dance, would continue to make hits incorporating the rock roots she so loved. One of her biggest hits, She Works Hard for the Money, came in the early 1980s and relied on a smoldering guitar solo as well as Summers booming voice. Yet it was with her disco anthems that she would have the most impact in music, and its how she was remembered Thursday as news spread of her death at age 63. Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla., said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family released a statement saying they are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. It had been decades since that brief, flashy moment when Summer was every inch the Disco Queen. Her glittery gowns and long eyelashes. Her luxurious hair and glossy, open lips. Her sultry vocals, her bedroom moans and sighs. She was as much a part of the culture as disco balls, polyester, platform shoes and the musics pulsing, pounding rhythms. Summers music gave voice

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Donna Summer to not only a musical revolution, but a cultural one a time when sex, race, fashion and drugs were being explored and exploited with freedom like never before in the United States. Her rise was inseparable from discos itself, even though she remained popular for years after the genre she helped invent had died. She won a Grammy for best rock vocal performance for Hot Stuff, a fiery guitar-based song that represented her shift from disco to more rock-based sounds, and created another kind of anthem with She Works Hard for the Money, this time for womens rights. Elton John said in a statement that Summer was more than the Queen of Disco. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted, he said. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will miss her greatly. Summer may not have liked

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the title and later became a born-again Christian, but many remembered her best for her early years, starting with the sinful Love to Love You Baby. Released in 1975, a breakthrough hit for Summer and for disco, it was a legend of studio ecstasy and the genres ultimate sexual anthem. Summer came up with the idea of the song and first recorded it as a demo in 1975, on the condition that another singer perform it commercially. But Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart liked the track so much that he suggested to producer Giorgio Moroder they re-record it, and make it longer what would come to be known as a disco disc. What started as a scandal became a classic. The song was later sampled by LL Cool J, Timbaland and Beyonce, who interpolated the hit for her jam Naughty Girl. It was also Summers U.S. chart debut and the first of 19 No. 1 dance hits between 1975 and 2008 second only to Madonna. Summer, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines, was born in 1948 in Boston. She was raised on gospel music and became the soloist in her church choir by age 10. Before disco, she had already reinvented herself several times. She sang Motown songs with local groups in Boston as a teenager, then dropped out of school in the late 1960s and switched to pyschedelic rock after hearing Janis Joplin. An attempt to get a part in the musical Hair led her to get the principal role in Munich. She stayed in Germany for five years, worked in other productions and modeled. Meanwhile, she was performing in operas, singing backup for Three Dog Night and other groups and releasing songs of her own. A marriage to Helmuth Sommer didnt last, but the singer did hold on to her exhusbands last name, changing it to Summer. By 1974, she had met producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and released her first album, Lady of the Night, to success in Europe. Then came Love to Love You Baby, her memorable U.S. debut. Through the rest of the disco era she burned up the charts: She was the only artist to have three consecutive double-LPs hit No. 1, Live and More, Bad Girls and On the Radio. She was also the first female artist with four No. 1 singles in a 13-month period, according to the Rock Hall of Fame, where she was a nominee this year but was passed over.

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At 7:59 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos Police were called to the 500 block of South Cass Street in reference to a subject possibly taking items from another residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated a 15-year-old male was found on the residence and had possibly taken items prior to officers arrival. Upon speaking with the juvenile, it was found that the juvenile had taken items from the residence without permission to do so. The juvenile will be charged into Van Wert Juvenile Court on the offense.

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Nov. 27, 1944-May 17, 2012 Gene L. Yogi Von Lehmden, 67, of Fort Jennings died 4:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence surrounded by his family following complications from ALS. He was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lima to Alvin and Rita (Stechschulte) Von Lehmden, who preceded him in death. On July 31, 1965, he married Joann Pohlman, who survives in Fort Jennings. Also surviving are his children, Cheryl (Roger) Koch of Glandorf, Brent (Cheryl) Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings and Mark (Pamela) Von Lehmden of Aurora, Ill.; nine grandchildren:, Logan, Kialee, Connor and Alexa Koch and Kelsey, Alex, Cody, Piper and Georgia Von Lehmden; and four brothers, Doyle (Joyce) Von Lehmden, Ronald (Mary) Von Lehmden, Duane (Rebecca) Von Lehmden and Kim (Yolanda) Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Joan Von Lehmden. Mr. Von Lehmden worked for 38 years as an electrician at General Motors Corp., Defiance, and was also coowner of Maxim Motors, Fort Jennings. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. His other memberships included the Fort Jennings Sons of the American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings Lions Club, UAW Local 211 Retirees, Defiance, Delphos VFW, Delphos Eagles and the Kalida Fish and Game Club. He was a basketball official for 25 years; a baseball umpire for 30 years and a volunteer coach for the Fort Jennings Elementary basketball program. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, woodcarving, woodturning, playing cards in several card clubs and having a good time. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, the Rev. Joseph Przybysz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, and for one hour prior to the service Monday at church. A Scripture service will be held 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to the Memorial Hall Fund. Condolences may be expressed at

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LOVERIDGE, Dorothy Ellen, 99, of Lima, funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday at the ChamberlainHuckeriede Funeral Home, the Rev. John Medaugh officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vancrest Health Care Center Activity Fund, 1425 E. 5th St., Delphos, Ohio, 45833. Online condolences may be made to the family at



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TOLEDO (AP) An Ohio animal shelter has received 132 applications from people who want to adopt six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin last month. The executive director of Toledo Area Humane Society told The Blade he had expected the number to be higher based on the amount of phone calls from people across the country inquiring about the pups and their mother, Maddie. The humane society will randomly draw from the applicants and screen them to make sure they meet certain standards. The puppies will be available for adoption beginning Tuesday on a first-come-first serve basis to applicants. The adoption fee for the puppies and their mother is $200 each.

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Ohio school official facing many charges in $470,000 scheme

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press said he first spotted a pattern of questionable spending involving Shye based on state audits. Seventeen separate state audits had resulted in more than $1 million in findings against Shye over a decade, in 62 citations involving 10 schools. Carl Shye has run amok with the public trust and with public dollars, Yost said at a news conference. The key is that today that run comes to an end. No one answered at a phone number listed for Shye. A message was left seeking comment with Shyes attorney, Mike Bowler in Akron. Officials said it is not unusual for charter schools to share a treasurer to save money. Shye served for a decade at various schools sometimes serving in tandem, sometimes moving on to a new location after a current school folded. He was required to resign his treasurer duties as a result of the investigation. The sum cited in the governments case against Shye


COLUMBUS A former treasurer for more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was charged Thursday with embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds over six years. U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart filed an embezzlement count against 57-yearold Carl W. Shye Jr. in U.S. District Court. Shye faces up to 10 years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines and three years of supervised release, and would have to return the money. Shye, of New Albany, handled the finances of former charter, or community, schools in Columbus, Youngstown and Dayton. Under Ohio law, such schools operate independently of any school district but under contract with a sponsoring entity. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost has set Shyes DAYTON (AP) Jury arraignment for June 21. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost selection has begun in the trial of a civil rights organizations former chairman on 51 felony charges including grand theft involving a meal program for By DAN SEWELL older poor people in southAssociated Press west Ohio. A court official says jury CINCINNATI Two selection in the trial of the Ohio men were arrested Rev. Raleigh Trammell began Thursday after being indicted Thursday in a Dayton court- on federal charges they ran room and continued today. pill mills that sold painTrammell was the Dayton killer prescriptions to as many president and national chair- as 40 people a day. man of the Atlanta-based A grand jury indictment Southern Christian Leadership alleges that the men started Conference. He was indicted Eastside Medical Specialist in January 2011 on one charge in Dayton in late 2009, then of grand theft and 25 counts moved in early 2010 and each of forgery and tampering started Lucasville Medical with government documents. The prosecutors office says the alleged crimes from 2005 through 2010 involved meals that Montgomery County officials paid Trammell for but AKRON (AP) The trial werent delivered. for five men charged with plotting to bomb a bridge was pushed back a week from Sept. 11 after the defense complained Thursday that the anniversary of the 9/11 COLUMBUS (AP) attacks would highlight terResidents near a lake in cen- rorism concerns and taint the tral Ohio say they fear for jury. U.S. District Court Judge their pets lives after reports that several dead animals have David Dowd in Akron agreed been pulled from the water in to move the trial to Sept. 17. He also must consider a the past three weeks. The Columbus Dispatch defense request to hold the reports that residents say trial away from Cleveland and the bodies of three cats and Akron. The highway bridge a dog have been extracted targeted by the alleged bomb from Buckeye Lake, east of plot sits between the two citColumbus. A small white dog ies in the Cuyahoga Valley was also rescued alive from National Park. The suspects are described the lakes overflow basin in by the government as selfan incident that some residents proclaimed anarchists. They doubt was an accident. A Buckeye Lake police have pleaded not guilty. One defense attorney has officer tells WBNS-TV that similar incidents involving said its a case of entrapment, pets had happened too close in which an FBI informant guided the process. together to be coincidental. Authorities said they arrested the men last month when they tried to detonate what

Ex-chair of civil rights group goes on trial

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By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON The United States House of Representatives endorsed the continued war in Afghanistan on Thursday despite acknowledgment from Republicans and Democrats that the American people are warweary after more than a decade of conflict. By a vote of 303-113, lawmakers rejected an amendment that would have swiftly ended combat operations in Afghanistan by limiting funds only to the safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. troops and military contractors from Afghanistan. More than 10 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, American public support for the overseas conflict has deteriorated. An Associated Press-GfK poll released last week showed that backing for the war has hit a new low and is on par with support for the Vietnam War in the early 1970s. Only 27 percent of Americans say they support the war effort, and 66 percent oppose it, according to the survey. The American people are far ahead of Congress, said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., sponsor of the amendment, who called on Congress to stand squarely with the American people. Its past time to end the war and bring the troops home. By BETH FOUHY and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Opponents of the amendment conceded that the public has grown tired of war, but they argued against a precipitous withdrawal. If we leave too early and the Taliban and al-Qaida return, more Americans will suffer, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said. The vote came as the House considered a $642 billion defense budget for next year, debating more than 140 amendments to the far-reaching legislation. Final passage of the measure was expected Today. Rather than a speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan, the spending blueprint calls for keeping a sizable number of U.S. combat troops in the country. The bill cites significant uncertainty in Afghanistan about U.S. military support and says that to reduce the uncertainty and promote stability the president should maintain a force of at least 68,000 troops through Dec. 31, 2014, unless fewer forces can achieve United States objectives. The United States currently has 88,000 troops there. President Barack Obama envisions a final withdrawal of U.S. combat troops in 2014. Earlier this month, he signed an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the role of America forces in counterterrorism and training of the Afghan military. The president insisted that the

One Year Ago Ottoville High School will graduate 52 seniors at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the high school gymnasium. Graduation speakWASHINGTON (AP) ers will include Natasha Kaufman, Gayle Rayman, Morgan The number of people seeking Schroeder and Shayla Siefker. U.S. unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, 25 Years Ago 1987 suggesting modest but steady The Jefferson boys track team took second place at the gains in the job market. Northwest Conference meet held Saturday in Ada. The 400The Labor Department said meter relay team of Tom Sampson, Brent Binkley, Damon Ulm Thursday that weekly unemand Tony Closson had an outstanding performance and first- ployment aid applications place win with a time of 44.57. The Jefferson girls track team stayed at a seasonally adjusted also claimed the title of NWC runners-up. 370,000, the same level as Sixty-five seniors were set to receive diplomas when the previous week. The fourSpencerville High School holds its 100th commencement exerweek average, a less volatile cises May 30 at the high school gymnasium. Honor students are measure, fell from roughly summa cum laude, Jeff Clement, magna cum laude; Elizabeth Stanfield; cum laude, John P. Johnson, Lori Wiechart and 380,000 to 375,000. Applications for benefits Pamela Roberts. surged in April to a five-month St. Johns girls track team placed seventh at the Midwest Athletic Conference track meet. Bev Fisher was the only St. high of 392,000. They have Johns member to place first. Her effort of 10910 in the dis- fallen back since then and are cus throw gave her the rights to the MAC banquet and a gold near the lowest levels in four years. medal. The decline suggests hiring could pick up in May after 50 Years Ago 1962 Mrs. Forrest Hanser was elected president of St. Johns slumping in the previous two Altar-Rosary Society during a meeting of the organization held months. When applications Thursday evening in the Little Theater of St. Johns School. drop below 375,000 a week, Other officers elected included Mrs. Leo Fischer, president it generally suggests hiring is elect; Mrs. Leonard Beckman, vice president; Mrs. Andrew strong enough to lower the unemployment rate. Vorst, secretary; and Mrs. Syl Osting, treasurer. Although another decline Mrs. Oren Brenneman was hostess to the Bow Bridgettes Wednesday evening in her home on East Third Street. Cards would have been preferred, the were played with first prize being awarded to Mrs. James results werent that bad, said Miller, second to Mrs. Arthur Grone and traveling prizes to Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, in a Mrs. James Miller, second to Mrs. George Raabe. note to clients. It does raise the possibility that we may see 75 Years Ago 1937 The May issue of the Ohio State University Monthly con- a pickup in hiring in May. Investors didnt react much tains a picture of the universitys 1937 baseball squad. Dick Wulfhorst, who was a star catcher for St. Johns, is a first string to the unemployment claims catcher for the university. Dick, a graduate of St. Johns High report, economists said. Stock School, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wulfhorst, North Pierce markets are more focused on Street. the Europes financial crisis. Troop Two, Delphos Boy Scouts, will be reorganized with Worries that Greece might the backing of the Mens Brotherhood of the Methodist Church, have to exit the euro bloc according to action taken Monday night at the regular monthly drove stocks lower Thursday. meeting of that organization. Harry Bellis was named chairman Still, Dan Greenhaus, chief of the committee on Boy Scout activity. Other members of the economic strategist at BTIG committee are Ray Redd and Louis Rozelle. LLC, said investors will likely Preliminary plans are being made by the Tri-county be disappointed the coming Beekeepers Association for an open air meeting to be held in weeks if applications dont fall Delphos late in June. R. J. Porter, president of the association, further. stated that although plans are still in the preliminary stages, the Youd like to see 350,000 meeting will be one of the largest ever held in Delphos. Delphos or less to become convinced is the center of one of the largest honey producing areas in the that monthly employment United States. gains will accelerate, he said. A measure of future U.S. economy activity fell in April after reaching a three and a half year high in March. The Conference Board, a business The Delphos Herald welcomes letters to the editor. Letters research group, said that its should be no more than 400 words. The newspaper reserves index of leading economic the right to edit content for length, clarity and grammar. Letters indicators dipped 0.1 percent concerning private matters will not be published. last month to 95.5. Failure to supply a full name, home address and daytime Before the recession began, phone number will slow the verication process and delay pub- the index regularly topped lication. 100. Letters can be mailed to The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main Another report showed that St., Delphos, Ohio 45833, faxed to 419-692-7704 or e-mailed manufacturing activity in the to Authors should clearly state mid-Atlantic region contracted they want the message published as a letter to the editor. Anon- in May, as companies received ymous letters will not be printed. fewer new orders and cut their staffs. The unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1 percent in August to 8.1 percent last month. Part of the reason for the drop is that employers have added a million jobs over the past five months. But it has also declined because some people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively looking for a job. The pace of hiring slowed sharply in March and April, to an average of 135,000 jobs per month. That raised fears that the job market is weakening. But economists have cautioned that a warm winter led companies to move up some hiring and accelerate other activity that normally wouldnt occur until spring. That gave the appearance that the economy had strengthened in January and February and weakened in early spring. And temporary layoffs stemming from spring holidays likely pushed unemployment benefit applications higher in April, economists noted.


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Romney denounces idea of Obama-Wright ads

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Mitt Romney swiftly and firmly distanced himself Thursday from a group exploring plans to target President Barack Obamas relationship with a controversial former pastor. But the revival of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue momentarily placed race at the center of the presidential contest and showcased the independent groups playing a new role this year with big-money TV ads. Republican Romney pushed back against a proposal being weighed by a conservative super PAC, Ending Spending Action Fund, to run a $10 million ad campaign drawing attention to racially provocative sermons Wright delivered at a church Obama attended in Chicago. But with super PACS operating under significantly looser campaign finance restrictions than in past presidential contests, there was no guarantee Romneys words would be heeded by groups eager to make Wright and, by extension, race a factor in the campaign. I want to make it very clear: I repudiate that effort, Romney told reporters after a campaign stop in Florida. I think its the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign. I hope that our campaigns can be respectively about the future and about issues and about vision for America. Romney indicated he was eager to shift the discussion back to jobs and the economy bedrock issues on which he contends Obama is vulnerable. Joe Ricketts, the billionaire benefactor of the super PAC, also distanced himself from the plan and announced he, too, would reject a racially focused approach. Not only was this plan merely a proposal one of several submitted to the Ending Spending Action Fund by third-party vendors but it reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take, the groups president, Brian Baker, said in a statement. The New York Times first reported the group had commissioned a blueprint devised by Republican strategist Fred Davis and others titled The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: the Ricketts Plan to End His Spending For Good. The Associated Press also obtained a copy of the

U.S. combat role was winding down. In a series of votes late Thursday, the Republicancontrolled House narrowly passed an amendment preventing federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements to secure federal contracts. The agreements require contractors to negotiate with union officials, recognize union wages and generally abide by collective-bargaining agreements. The vote was 211-209. Clamoring for fiscal austerity, House Republicans backed deficit-cutting legislation last summer that calls for a $487 billion cut in projected defense spending over 10 years. They abandoned that plan in March, embracing a budget that adds billions of dollars for the military while slashing funds for some safety-net programs for the poor. The $642 billion spending blueprint $8 billion more than last years agreement provides funds for aircraft, ships, weapons, the war in Afghanistan and a 1.7 percent pay raise for military personnel. The House Armed Services Committee, in crafting its version of the budget, snubbed the Pentagon and military leaders on a range of issues, rejecting calls for another round of domestic base closings and increases in monthly health care premiums for working-age military retirees.


Census: Whites lose majority among US babies

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New 2011 census estimates highlight a historic shift underway in the nations racial makeup. They mark a transformation in a country once dominated by whites and bitterly divided over slavery and civil rights, even as it wrestles now over the question of restricting immigration. This is an important landmark, said Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau who is now a sociologist at Howard University. This generation is growing up much more accustomed to diversity than its elders. The report comes as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the legality of Arizonas strict immigration law. Many states are weighing similar get-tough measures as fewer Hispanics are opting to enter the U.S. due to the weak economy. We remain in a dangerous period where those appealing to anti-immigration elements are fueling a divisiveness and hostility that might take decades to overcome, Harrison said. As a whole, the nations minority population continues to rise, following a higherthan-expected Hispanic count in the 2010 census. Minorities increased 1.9 percent to 114.1 million, or 36.6 percent of the total U.S. population, lifted by prior waves of immigration that brought in young families and boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. But a recent slowdown in the growth of the Hispanic and Asian populations is shifting notions on when the tipping point in U.S. diversity will come the time when non-Hispanic whites become a minority. After 2010 census results suggested a crossover as early as 2040, demographers now believe the pivotal moment may be pushed back several years when new projections are released in December. The annual growth rates for Hispanics and Asians fell

54-page blueprint, which outlined a TV, print and social media campaign casting new light on Obama and his misguided mentor, Wright. Super PACs have played a major role in this years campaign already, spending many millions of dollars on ads assailing candidates in the Republican primaries though with no legal connection to the rival contenders they aimed to help. Huge additional sums are expected to be spent before November by groups partial to Obama and Romney but barred from coordinating efforts with the candidates campaigns. Reaction from the Obama team was swift to the Ending Spending proposal. To launch a multimillion dollar divisive attack campaign is not what the American people want, White House Spokesman Jay Carney said. There are moments when you have to stand up and say thats not the right way to go. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, commenting before Romney denounced the plan in an interview with, accused the Republican of reacting tepidly in a moment that required moral leadership in standing up to the very extreme wing of his own party.

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sharply last year to just over 2 percent, roughly half the rates in 2000 and the lowest in more than a decade. The black growth rate stayed flat at 1 percent. The immigrants staying put in the U.S. for now include Narcisa Marcelino, 34, a single mother who lives with her two daughters, ages 10 and 5, in Martinsburg, W.Va. After crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in 2000, she followed her brother to the eastern part of the state just outside the Baltimore-Washington region. The Martinsburg area is known for hiring hundreds of migrants annually to work in fruit orchards. Its Hispanic growth climbed from 14 percent to 18 percent between 2000 and 2005 before shrinking last year to 3.3 percent, still above the national average. Marcelino says she sells food from her home to make ends meet for her family and continues to hope that one day she will get a hearing with immigration officials to stay legally in the U.S. She aspires to open a restaurant and is learning English at a community college so she can help other Spanish-language speakers.

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frightened mouse crawled underneath Fred, who never moved. Within seconds, Watson somehow ricocheted off some boards, scaled a wire panel, hoisted himself over the lipped edge of the mow, pushed Fred aside and did what we could not. It wasnt a proud moment for either of us. Watson didnt care, though. He accepted both Fred and me for our rodent foibles. In turn, Fred never judged him for his murderous passion. I guess thats what friends do. Watson passed away several years ago beside a rose bush behind our garage and was buried on the spot. Five months ago, we diagnosed Fred with kidney failure, a common condition of older cats. For the last few weeks of his life, Fred spent a great deal of time around the grave. It became his new, favorite hangout. Four weeks ago, Fred joined Watson on the other side of the bush. Best friends in life, they are together again beneath the rose and, I hope, wherever kitty heaven is.

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Watson was a killer, Fred, a pacifist. Watson never met a Tell Watson Hi for me. mouse he wouldnt eat. Fred That was the last thing I said never met a mouse he would. to Fred as he drifted off to Maybe thats why they were pals. They didnt compete for sleep. It had been a long time prey. Heck, Fred didnt even since we first met. Although participate. I mix my sheep feed by I cant remember the year, hand in five galI do remember lon buckets. the moment. One Occasionally, a morning durmouse will climb ing chores, there into an empty on a ledge by a bucket then not horse stall where be able to get out. the usual cats ate, Watson, the perwas a stranger fect size to drop a scruffy, halfinto the bucket, grown tiger. When always emerged he saw me see him, with a mouse in he scurried away. his mouth on Over the next rare occasions, couple of weeks, sometimes two. there were multiple sightings of Dr. John Jones, DVM Fred, on the other hand, the skittish cat. Then one day I spied him on would jump out faster than the ledge not looking so good, I imagine even I would and even for him. Listless, his Im a pretty jumpy rodentohair coat a mess, he was not phobe. In spite of these jitters, putting weight on one of his front paws. As I approached, however, a couple of times he didnt run and actually let after a Fred bailout and me touch him. His paw was Id like to think because of huge, reddened, obviously his influence I tipped the bucket over and let the mouse painful and infected. Surprisingly, he accepted escape. Fred was right. Some my help and antibiotic treat- of them are kind of cute. An incident that occurred ment and seemed to enjoy being petted. Within a few in our hay mow one afternoon days, the paw was much further illustrates their opposimproved and I had a new ing ways. Fred was close by little barn buddy. Just like when I lifted a bale of straw. that, Fred the Fraidy Cat I dont know who was more became Fred the Friendly surprised, me or the mouse but my girlie scream alertDude. I dont know if the paw ed Watson, who was down injury was the result of a on the barn floor. The poor cat bite and Fred learned a valuable lesson or if he truly was the proverbial lion with the thorn. But, for the rest of his life, he got along exceedingly well with every cat he encountered no conflicts, no confrontations, no drama. Perhaps his biggest claim to fame is that he was the best friend of Watson, the greatest cat that ever lived, a well-deserved title bestowed upon him by his rodentophobic owner. Happy Birthday Though the two cats were similar physically May 19 Watson was an orange tiger, Shannon Schoffer Fred a dark brown; Watson Alena M. Horstman never weighed more than six Chad Eickholt pounds, Fred no more than Dana (German) Babani seven they had widely Deb Schurger divergent philosophies of Ella Druckemiller life, specifically, rodent life.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Boggs leads Tri-County athletes clinching regional berths

By JIM METCALFE SPENCERVILLE With the district track and field meets underway, its all about advancing to the regional berths. The Tri-County area will be well-represented in next weeks Troy Regional meet Wednesday and next Friday after top-4 performances in Thursdays finals at Spencervilles Charles D. Moeller Track. Jefferson senior Kennedy Boggs grabbed first in the girls high jump with a 5-2 effort. She won on least number of misses over Parkways Bailey King. I also had to run the 4x200-meter relay and the 400 pretty close together but that has been all season, Boggs asserted. I didnt want to have that many jumps because the more you have, the harder it is on your legs. I was fortunate I didnt have that many. That and running races can tire you out, too. However, in the past, Ive run the 800- and 1,600-meter races and that has helped my conditioning. She will get the chance to help the 4x2 relay team and her own 400 dash Saturday on to the regionals. Also going on is Lincolnview junior Austin Treesh, who finished second in the boys long jump with a try of 20-5. My personal record is 21-0, so I know I can do better. I had a good mindset today; I was very mentally ready, he explained. I know I have to be relaxed going into Troy next week. I have to work on my footwork, my at 5-0, then 5-1 and the last two weeks have been at 5-2, like today, she said. I am kind of laid back and relaxed anyway. I just need to stay relaxed for next week and keep getting better. Ottoville senior Greg Rue was also third, throwing 49-1 1/2 in the boys shot put. That is my personal record. I was nervous to start; this is my last chance, Rue noted. I just needed to get some good throws out there and then I could just let go. That relaxed me. Plus, I was very focused. Rue hopes to make it a trifecta Saturday as he gets ready to throw the discus and do the high jump. I figure I will be tense Saturday but theres no tomorrow for me, no next year. I just have to go and let it go, Rue added. Crestview freshman Malcolm Oliver also Tom Morris photos advanced in the boys long jump, coming in third with a Jefferson senior Kennedy Boggs clears 5-2 on her way to leap of 20-4. taking first in the girls high jump during the Spencerville I had to run the 4x2 and District Track and Field meet Thursday. 4x1 right about the same time, so Im glad to make it. this week, so hopefully we this week as last week. Ill My PR is 20-6, so I know I can take a few seconds off still work on my form but can do better, Oliver said. our time and see how far we Ill try to stay fresher for Wednesday. I expect to have to jump can go. Lancer senior Sloan The Spencerville girls at least 21-0 next week to move on. Im confident I can Whitaker joined his teammate 4x800-meter relay of sophoby advancing to the regional more Karri Purdy, freshdo it. The Jefferson sophomore in the long jump, registering man Cierra Adams, senior Alexa Brown and sophomore quartet of Rileigh Stockwell, a 19-4 effort for fourth. Actually, Im disappoint- Tori Hardesty ended up secKenidi Ulm, Brooke Teman and Rebekah Geise ended ed. My PR is 20-5, so this ond to advance to the Troy up fourth in the 4x800-meter wasnt my best, Whitaker Regional. Ottoville had a numrelay to book their trip to noted. I only started jumping two weeks ago. Ive spent ber of advancers: junior Troy. Its the first time weve a lot of time working on my Rachel Beining and Tammy run together in a meet. Weve form. I had 100 jumps in the Wannemacher, who were been working on our handoffs last four days and that was third and fourth, respectiveand everything went really too much, so I didnt have a ly, in the girls discus; and sophomore Tonya Kaufman smooth for a first time full- lot of energy today. I definitely wont be finished fourth in the high speed, Teman explained. We know we can get better jumping as many times jump with a 5-0 effort.


Pacers pound Heat 94-75 in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press
the third quarter with coach Erik Spoelstra, who dismissed it as a heat-of-battle incident. That happens, Spoelstra explained. Anybody that has been part of a team or has been a coach or been a player, you have no idea how often things like that happen. That was during a very emotional part of the game. We were getting our butt kicked. Those exchanges happen all the time during the course of an NBA season. Indiana outscored Miami 51-32 in the second half, when the Pacers could do no wrong. They made big shots, challenged everything the Heat tossed in the air and didnt back down from a Miami team that appeared poised to make an easy run to the NBA finals after topseeded Chicago lost Derrick Rose and was eliminated in the first round. In the second half, Indiana forward David West flung James to the floor in the lane and Granger later got in the superstars face after a foul on a breakaway. After winning Game 2 in South Florida by three points, the Pacers wanted to show that win was no fluke and that theyre for real. Believe it. Theyre two wins from tilting the balance of power in the East. Were certainly happy with the win, said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. But weve got a lot of work to do. Hibbert controlled the glass, roaming the lane on both ends and finishing with five blocks. With his team down 20 in the closing minutes, Spoelstra waved the white flag and pulled out first Wade, then James, who quickly removed his headband as he got to the bench and then pulled out the mouthpiece inscripted with XVI the Roman numeral for 16 or the number of wins it takes to get a championship. When you lose a game like that, all you try to take it away and move on to the next one, James said. Theyre playing some good basketball. Were playing pretty good defense on them. Were not scoring the ball. Indiana busted open a grind-it-out game with a 17-3 run in the third quarter, doing it with an inside-outside attack that had the Heat wondering what was coming next. Pushed by a rocking home crowd wearing Gold Swagger T-shirts and chanting Beat The Heat every chance they could, the Pacers pushed their lead to 69-55 after three and then held off one brief run by the Heat in the fourth quarter. Despite playing almost 21 minutes and exerting himself on defense, James had enough energy to throw down a vicious left-handed dunk in the final minute of the first half, pulling the Heat even at 43-all. He looked back at the Miami bench as if to say, How about a little help out here? He was doing it all. Wade, on the other hand, was lost. He missed all five field-

St. Johns senior Chris Will clears the bar as he punched his ticket to the Troy Regionals with a personal best of 12-8 in the boys pole vault to place third. form and my jumps. If I can few things I have to do to get do that, I will be able to give better; getting my speed up my best. a little more is one. Ill get St. Johns senior Chris a little more practice time in Will jumped a 12-8 in the with this pole this week and pole vault to finish third. hope I get more comfortable I began using the pole I with it. used today about two weeks St. Johns junior Alyssa ago and have practiced with Faurot finished third in the it. I got comfortable with it girls high jump with an effort today and did well; today of 5-2. was the first time I used it in Ive been getter better as a meet, he said. Theres a the season has wore on. I was

INDIANAPOLIS LeBron James grabbed a seat on Miamis bench, lowered his head and stared down at the floor. Way down. The Heat are in a hole. Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than favored Miami, throttled the malfunctioning Heat 94-75 Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse. James scored 22 16 in the first half before wearing down and Mario Chalmers added 25 for Miami. However, Dwyane Wade, banged up and possibly slowed by a more serious injury, scored only five on 2-of-13 shooting for the Heat, already missing forward Chris Bosh because of a strained abdominal muscle and not expected to return for this series. Its obvious he wasnt himself. James said of Wade. Does he want to play better? Of course. Hes one of the best players in the world. Wade didnt play like one and he also had an angry exchange during a timeout in

goal attempts, made two turnovers and ran around like a first-time rookie and not a superstar playing in his 95th career postseason game. Wade finally made his first field goal with 10:22 left in the third to put Miami up 47-45 but the Pacers went on a 10-1 run with Granger dropping a 3-pointer in front of the Heat bench to make it 55-48 and then playfully skipping down the sideline as Miami called a timeout. Spoelstra made a dramatic change to his starting lineup, putting Shane Battier at power forward and using bench-riding center Dexter Pittman in place of Udonis Haslem and Ronny Turiaf in the first five along with James, Wade and Chalmers a group he played together for just nine minutes during the regular season. The moves smelled of desperation and maybe Spoelstra sensed his team was in more trouble than he wanted to admit.
SPURS 105, CLIPPERS 88 SAN ANTONIO Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and San Antonio beat fading Los Angeles, pushing its winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal. Chris Paul responded to his awful Game 1 with only a slightly better encore, scoring 10 points as the Clippers now head home desperate to steer out of whats starting to get the feel of a sweep. Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 20 points. His plan to manage his ailing knee so the All-Star would have enough steam for the fourth quarter proved moot, as both teams emptied their benches with another Spurs blowout assured. Game 3 is Saturday in Los Angeles. Boris Diaw added 16 points and Danny Green had 13 for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili scored 10 and was held scoreless in the second half.

MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL 2012 FIRST TEAM: Pitchers: senior Cody Kundert (St. Johns), junior Curtis Geise (St. Johns), junior Adam Niemeyer*** (Minster), senior Brent Bertke (New Bremen), senior John Rollins (Parkway), junior Alex Post (St. Henry). Position Players: senior Randal Muhlenkamp (Coldwater), senior Tanner Calvelage (St. Johns), junior Troy Warnecke (St. Johns), junior Ryan Buescher (St. Johns), sophomore Adam Bertke (Marion Local), junior Kyle Mescher (Marion Local), senior Craig Niekamp (Marion Local), senior Lee Pierron (Marion Local), senior Doug Huber (Minster), junior Devon Poeppelman (Minster), junior Jay Eilerman (Minster), senior Aaron Clune (New Bremen), senior Alex Friedeger (New Bremen), junior Brandon Moorman (Parkway), senior Riley Bransteter (Parkway), junior Derek Rindler (St. Henry), senior Zach Niekamp (Versailles), senior Ethan Bruns (Versailles). ***Player of the Year: Adam Niemeyer, Minster Coach of the Year: Mitch Hoying, Versailles

SECOND TEAM: Pitchers: senior Eric Schmackers (Coldwater), junior Christian Schramm (Coldwater), senior Jared Kahlig (Ft. Recovery), senior Aaron Clune (New Bremen), senior Zach Niekamp (Versailles). Position Players: senior Drew Klosterman (Coldwater), senior Alex Stammen (Coldwater), sophomore Drew Otten (Coldwater), senior Hayden Pottkotter (Ft. Recovery), sophomore Jacob Muhlenkamp (Ft. Recovery), sophomore Blake Boughman (Ft. Recovery), senior Ryan Hoying (Minster), senior Doug Kremer (New Bremen), junior Jake Allen (New Knoxville), senior Lucas Leffel (New Knoxville), freshman Adam Howe (New Knoxville), senior Jonathon Fent (Parkway), senior Chase Kessen (St. Henry), junior Dominic Richard (Versailles), sophomore Damien Richard (Versailles), senior Lee Kindel (Versailles). HONORABLE MENTION: Coldwater: Matt Selhorst, Mitch Heyne Delphos St. Johns: senior Isaac Klausing, senior Ryan Densel Ft. Recovery: Chad Schroer Marion Local: Troy Homan, Dylan Thobe Minster: Austin Knapke, Ethan Wolf New Bremen: Aaron McCollum, Luke Schwieterman Parkway: Bryce Bedwell, Jordan Stephenson St. Henry: Trey Rutschilling, Kent Stammen --MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALL-LEAGUE SOFTBALL 2012 Pitchers: sophomore Kayla Richard (Minster), sophomore Sierra Fent (Parkway), sophomore Sidney Rindler (St. Henry). Position Players: senior Kiya Dues (Coldwater), senior Janel Hosbach (Coldwater), senior Taylor Guggenbiller (Ft. Recovery), sophomore Mindy Puthoff (Marion Local), ***senior Hanna Floyd (Minster), sophomore Marissa Conrad (Minster), senior Gina Griesdorn (New Bremen), sophomore Julie Brown (New Bremen), senior Taylor Walls (Parkway), junior Kylie Snyder (Parkway), junior Lindsey Walls (Parkway), senior Maria Stammen (St. Henry), senior Ashley Heitkamp (St. Henry), sophomore Kayla McEldowney (Versailles), junior Madison Monnin (Versailles). ***Player of the Year: Hanna Floyd, Minster Coach of the Year: Mark

Esselstein, Parkway SECOND TEAM: Pitchers: senior Janel Hosbach (Coldwater), sophomore Kayla McEldowney (Versailles). Position Players: senior Miranda Klenke (Coldwater), senior Haley Wolf (Coldwater), sophomore Kelsey Koesters (Coldwater), senior Jackie Fullenkamp (Ft. Recovery), senior Kristen Subler (Marion Local), senior Jayden Hahn (Minster), sophomore Sara Hosey (Minster), freshman Regan Hahn (Minster), junior Haley Moeller (New Bremen), senior Peyton Heitkamp (Parkway), senior Michelle Bruns (St. Henry), senior Jenna Wattercutter (St. Henry), senior Danielle Langston (Versailles). HONORABLE MENTION Coldwater: Larissa Goubeaux, Katie Klosterman Ft. Recovery: Melissa Lochtefeld, Karissa Will Marion Local: Kristi Moorman, Megan Kuether Minster: Alexis Robinson, Nicole Brandewie New Bremen: Meagan Brandt, Sydney Goens Parkway: Destinee Guggenbiller, Olivia Smith St. Henry: Sarah Moeder, Kinzie Kessen Versailles: Miranda Huddle.

THURSDAYS RESULTS Division III NW District Track & Field At Spencervilles Charles D. Moeller Track Girls Team Rankings (3 Events Scored): (tie) Jefferson and Ottoville 16, St. Henry 15, Marion Local 13, Minster 12, (tie) Spencerville and Wayne Trace 10, St. Johns and Parkway 8, Crestview 4, Lincolnview 3, Fort Recovery 2. Boys Team Rankings (4 Events Scored): Minster 45, Lincolnview 22, Coldwater 18, (tie) Crestview/St. Henry/Marion Local 13, Wayne Trace 10, (tie) St. Johns and Ottoville 6, Parkway 5, (tie) Spencerville and New Bremen 2, Fort Jennings 1. FINALS (Points: 10-8-6-5-4-3-21): Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 9:47.77; 2. Spencerville (Karri Purdy, Cierra Adams, Tori Hardesty, Alexa Brown) 10:09.71; 3. Wayne Trace 10:23.38; 4. Jefferson (Brooke Teman, Rileigh Stockwell, Kenidi Ulm, Rebekah Geise) 10:25.71; 5. Crestview (C. Perrott, J. May, E. Saylor, L. Callow) 10:32.55; 6. St. Henry 10:37.89; 7. St. Johns (Brooke Zuber, Ally Mohler, Madison Zuber, Megan Joseph) 10:40.03; 8. Fort Recovery 10:49.24. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Minster (A. Albers, E. Dahlinghaus, D. Slonkosky, F. Slonkosky) 8:07.06T; 2. C o l d w a t e r 8:11.78; 3. St. Henry 8:13.00; 4. Parkway 8:31.30; 5. Lincolnview (Bayley Tow, Jeff Jacomet, Lucas Myers, Ben Bilimek) 8:37.52; 6. Crestview (S. Ripley, M. Grandstaff, Z. Burdette, J. Genter) 8:43.28; 7. Marion Local 8:45.28; 8. New Bremen 9:10.69. Girls Discus: 1. Chrisman (ML) 116-0; 2. Delzeith (SH) 111-10; 3. Rachel Beining (OV) 110-9; 4. Tammy Wannamacher (OV) 106-6; 5. Long (WT) 103-0; 6. Meyer (ML) 102-8; 7. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 100-1; 8. Westgerdes (FR) 95-6; ... 9. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 94-6. Girls High Jump: 1. Kennedy Boggs (DJ) 5-2; 2. King (PA) 5-2; 3. Alyssa Faurot (SJ) 5-2; 4. Tonya Kaufman (OV) 5-0; 5. Hannah McCleery (LV) 5-0; 6. Speck (SH) 5-0; 7. McGowan (MI) 4-10; 8. Katie Goergens (DJ) 4-8. Boys Long Jump: 1. D. Collins (MI) 21-4.25; 2. Austin Treesh (LV) 20-5; 3. M. Oliver (CV) 20-4; 4. Sloan Whitaker (LV) 19-4.25; 5. D. Carmean (CV) 19-3.75; 6. Knapke (SH) 18-9.75; 7. Dippold (CO) 18-9.75; 8. Manger (NB) 18-7.25. Boys Shot Put: 1. Kortokrax (WT) 54-5.50; 2. R. Will (MI) 50-9.75; 3. Greg Rue (OV) 49-1.50; 4. Hegemann, (MI) 48-1.75; 5. Kramer, (CO) 48-0.75; 6. Wes Collins (LV) 46-8; 7. Zach Gay (SV) 45-5.50; 8. Adam Krietemeyer (FJ) 45-2.25; ... 9. Kevin Schnipke (OV) 43-8.75. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Kremer (ML) 14-0; 2. Huelsman (MI) 13-0; 3. Chris Will (SJ) 12-8; 4. Tebbe (MI) 12-4; 5. Mestemaker (SH) 12-4; 6. Brandon Jacomet (LV) 12-0; 7. Dues (CO) 12-0; 8. M.



Wuebker (ML) 11-6. Preliminaries: Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. King (PA) 15.90; 2. Horstman (NK) 15.92; 3. E. Frey (CV) 16.3; 4. Speckman (NB) 16.4; 5. Taylor Mangas (OV) 16.6; 6. Kaylee Thatcher (LV) 16.7; 7. Richard (MI) 16.8; 8. Jessica Hammons (SJ) 17.2 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Cody Biglow (DJ) 15.95; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV) 15.98; 3. Chaney (NB) 16.06; 4. Anthony Schuh (SV) 16.23; 5. Mestemaker (CO) 16.63; 6. Dues (MI) 17.60; 7. Kiernan (NK) 17.60; 8. Evan Williams (LV) 16.84. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Schroeder (FJ) 12.77; 2. Hess (ML) 13.06; 3. Lori Bruskotter (FJ) 13.15; 4. Barga (MI) 13.19; 5. Kelli Ley (SV) 13.26; 6. Dahlinghaus (MI) 13.40; 7. Brandt (NB) 13.50; 8. Maddie Burgei (SJ) 13.51. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Nick Gallmeier (DJ) 11.49; 2. Carmean (PA) 11.57; 3. Siefring (CO) 11.59; 4. Josh Schroeder (OV) 11.69; 5. Mackie (NK) 11.69; 6. Feltz (CO) 11.73; 7. Kaufman (MI) 11.75; 8. N. Cunningham (CV) 11.81. G i r l s 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Fort Jennings (Emily Grone, Kaitlin Stechschulte, Lori Bruskotter, Macy Schroeder) 1:46.9; 2. Minster 1:48.55; 3. Jefferson (Breanna Strayer, Brooke Teman, Rileigh Stockwell, Kennedy Boggs) 1:48.92; 4. New Bremen 1:49.80; 5. Spencerville (Jennifer Post, Kacie Mulholland, Karri Purdy, Emilee Meyer) 1:52.14; 6. Crestview (J. Moore, G. Callow, E. Frey, L. Callow) 1:53.34; 7. St. Johns (Amber Cross, Jessica Hammons, Halie Benavidez, Rebekah Fischer) 1:53.59; 8. Fort Recovery 1:57. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Jefferson (Cody Biglow, Tyler Mox, Chris Truesdale, Nick Gallmeier) 1:33.55; 2. New Bremen 1:34.09; 3. Minster 1:34.39; 4. Crestview (A. Jones, M. Oliver, N. Cunningham, T. Roop) 1:35.02; 5. Spencerville (Aaron Hefner, Lucas Shumate, Derek Goecke, Calvin Grigsby) 1:37.04; 6. Coldwater 1:37.96; 7. Parkway 1:38.78; 8. Lincolnview (Michael Garay, Brooks Ludwig, Austin Treesh, Brandon Jacomet) 1:39.09. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 51.05; 2. New Bremen 51.48; 3. Jefferson (Breanna Strayer, Chelsey Bishop, Jenna Moreo, Brooke Culp) 52.48; 4. Marion Local 52.70; 5. St. Johns (Maddie Burgei, Jessica Hammons, Halie Benavidez, Samantha Bonifas) 52.75; 6. Spencerville (Schylar Miller, Emilee Meyer, Jennifer Post, Kacie Mulholland) 53.19; 7. Parkway 53.69; 8. Lincolnview (Taylor Miller, Sarah Harris, Kaylee Thatcher, Haley McAbee) 54.07.

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The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 24 15 .615 Washington 23 15 .605 1/2 New York 21 17 .553 2 1/2 Miami 20 18 .526 3 1/2 Philadelphia 20 19 .513 4 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 22 16 .579 Cincinnati 19 18 .514 2 1/2 Pittsburgh 18 20 .474 4 Houston 17 21 .447 5 Milwaukee 16 22 .421 6 Chicago 15 23 .395 7 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 25 13 .658 San Francisco 19 19 .500 6 Arizona 17 22 .436 8 1/2 Colorado 15 22 .405 9 1/2 San Diego 14 25 .359 11 1/2 Thursdays Results N.Y. Mets 9, Cincinnati 4 Arizona 9, Colorado 7 San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3 Atlanta 7, Miami 0 Houston 4, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 8, Chicago Cubs 7 L.A. Dodgers 8, San Diego 1 Todays NL Game St. Louis (Lynn 6-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 5-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturdays NL Game St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sundays NL Game St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m. ----American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 25 14 .641 Tampa Bay 24 15 .615 1 Toronto 21 18 .538 4 New York 20 18 .526 4 1/2 Boston 18 20 .474 6 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 22 16 .579 4 Detroit 18 20 .474 Chicago 18 21 .462 4 1/2 Kansas City 15 22 .405 6 1/2 Minnesota 12 26 .316 10 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 24 15 .615 Oakland 20 19 .513 4 Los Angeles 17 22 .436 7 Seattle 16 24 .400 8 1/2 Thursdays Resultd Cleveland 6, Seattle 5, 11 innings Minnesota 4, Detroit 3 Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Baltimore 5, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 6, L.A. Angels 1 Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3


(Continued from Page 6) Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. St. Johns (Nick Martz, Luke MacLennan, Chris Will, Will Buettner) 45.02; 2. Jefferson (Darren Edinger, Tyler Mox, Chris Truesdale, Nick Gallmeier) 45.13; 3. Minster 45.14; 4. Crestview (A. Jones, M. Oliver, N. Cunningham, T. Roop) 45.48; 5. Coldwater 45.89; 6. New Bremen 46.45; 7. Lincolnview (Michael Garay, Logan Jewel, Austin Treesh, Sloan Whitaker) 46.83; 8. Wayne Trace 46.96. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Kennedy Boggs (DJ) 59.74; 2. Thobe (ML) 1:00.65; 3. Kelli Ley (SV) 1:00.75; 4. L. Callow (CV) 1:00.83; 5. Kahlig (FR) 1:01.63; 6. Enneking (MI) 1:01.79; 7. Barga (MI) 1:03.49; 8. Joseph (PA) 1:04.55. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Mackie (NK) 52.67; 2. E. Westerbeck (NB) 53.3; 3. Staugler (CO) 53.31; 4. Schultz (MI) 53.4; 5. Tyler Shumate (SV) 54.0; 6. Pax (CO) 54.29; 7. Kauffman (MI) 54.6; 8. Z. Jellison (CV) 55.1. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Speck (SH) 48.15; 2. E. Frey (CV) 48.30; 3. Taylor Mangas (OV) 48.32; 4. Speckman (NB) 48.72; 5. Horstman (NK) 48.84; 6. Baker (PA) 50.79; 7. Chelsey Bishop (DJ) 50.85; 8. Sherman (MI) 51.36. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Brandon Meyer (SV) 43.10; 2. Cody Biglow (DJ) 43.17; 3. Chaney (NB) 43.30; 4. G. Westerbeck (NB)43.85; 5. Tebbe (MI) 43.98; 6. Evan Williams (LV) 44.05; 7. Goings (WT) 44.27; 8. Mestemaker (CO) 44.39. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Fausey (MI) 2:27.74; 2. Zartman (WT) 2:28.53; 3. Kaitlin Stechschulte (FJ) 2:32.26; 4. Hoelscher (MI) 2:34.53; 5. Abby Seifker (OV) 2:35.08; 6. Hirschfeld (NB) 2:36.34; 7. Kenidi Ulm (DJ) 2:37.80; 8. Tobe (FR) 2:38.86; 9. Caitlin Wurs (SV) 2:39.17; 10. Shepherd (WT) 2:39.18; 11. Hannah McCleery (LV) 2:39.20; 12. Gaerke (PA) 2:39.23; 13. Heitkamp (ML) 2:39.59; 14. Vogel (FR) 2:39.72; 15. Kerri Grothaus (LV) 2:43.33; 16. Stucke (ML) 2:45.47. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. F. Slonkosky (MI) 2:05.75; 2. J. Genter (CV) 2:07.26; 3. Knapke (ML) 2:08.20; 4. Rindler (SH) 2:08.66; 5. Wenning (CO) 2:08.77; 6. Aaron Hefner (SV) 2:10.11; 7. Albers (MI) 2:10.38; 8. Tyler Conley (SJ) 2:10.42; 9. Bayley Tow (LV) 2:10.97; 10. S. Ripley (CV) 2:11.59; 11. Ben Bilimek (LV) 2:12.03; 12. Schlemmer (PA) 2:12.64; 13. Brehm (PA) 2:12.81; 14. Trevor McMichael (SV) 2:14.07; 15. Lefeld (SH) 2:14.81; 16. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 2:17.45. Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Thobe (ML) 26.2; 2. Schroeder (FJ) 26.4; 3. Kelli Ley (SV) 26.6; 4. Kacie Mulholland (SV) 26.5; 5. Hess (ML) 26.8; 6. Barga (MI) 26.9; 7. Suchland (NB) 27.0; 8. Lori Bruskotter (FJ) 27.2. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Carmean (PA) 23.37; 2. Showalter (WT) 23.53; 3. Nick Gallmeier (DJ) 23.74; 4. Schultz (MI) 23.86; 5. Calvin Grigsby (SV) 23.92; 6. N. Cunningham (CV) 24.00; 7. T. Roop (CV) 24.01; 8. Spieles (MI) 24.33. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 4:12.57; 2. Spencerville (Kacie Mulholland, Karri Purdy, Alexa Brown, Kelli Ley) 4:13.64; 3. Fort Jennings (Lori Bruskotter, Kaitlin Stechschulte, Stephanie Korte, Macy Schroeder) 4:17.69; 4. Crestview (G. Callow, C. Perrott, E. Frey, L. Callow, Layne) 4:17.88; 5, Marion Local 4:18.31; 6. Jefferson (Brooke Teman, Rileigh Stockwell, Chelsey Bishop, Kennedy Boggs) 4:22.28; 7. Parkway 4:26.44; 8. Wayne Trace 4:31.30q. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 3:34.59; 2. New Bremen 3:35.85; 3. St. Johns (Jake Hays, Mark Boggs, Jared Knebel, Will Buettner) 3:37.99; 4. Parkway 3:40.73; 5. Marion Local 3:41.05; 6. St. Henry 3:42.63; 7. Spencerville (Tyler Shumate, Aaron Hefner, Derek Goecke, Lucas Shumate) 3:43.88; 8. Lincolnview (Brooks Ludwig, Brandon Jacomet, Lucas Myers, Austin Treesh) 3:45.28.

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The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Thursdays Results Indiana 94, Miami 75, Indiana leads series 2-1 San Antonio 105, L.A. Clippers 88, San Antonio leads series 2-0 Fridays Interleague Games Todays Games Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-2) Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-1), Boston leads series 2-1 2:20 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, Baltimore (Arrieta 2-4) at Washington
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DELPHOS St. Johns senior wrestler Logan Heiing wants to major in pharmacy for his college program. Perhaps that made his college choice an easy one. He made it official Thursday as he announced his intention to head to Ohio Northern University in Ada and wrestle for Polar Bear head man Ron Beaschler. I want to go through their pharmacy school and they have one of the best programs around. I was also interested in the University of Findlay because they also have a very good program, Heiing began. When I went for my visit and was interviewed for pharmacy school, I knew then I was going there. It just seemed right, from the coaches to the program leaders to everything. Its pretty close to home and the small size and atmosphere was what I also liked. It also helped that both of my parents, Larry and Deann, both went to ONU. Heiing was a 3-time district qualifier and 3-time Lima Coaches Association AllStar. He became the first district champion since 1990 (at Kettering); was voted MVP by his teammates in 2011-12 in leading the team in pins his junior and senior years and led the team in wins and takedowns. He doesnt pretend that things will be easy, either, though he earned All-Ohio Academic honors this year from the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association and is a member of the National Honor Society. When I talked to them, they told me that a wrestling/ pharmacy double was very difficult but not impossible. They made it clear that though school comes first, they will work with me to get through it, he added. At this point, I will be wrestling at the 197pound weight class. They have a Division III national champion at 184 and the next up is heavyweight, so Im locked in at 197. They e-mailed me their summer workout program and weights are a big part

St. Johns senior Logan Heiing, seated middle, will be attending Ohio Northern University next fall to wrestle for Polar Bear head coach Ron Beaschler. With him Thursday are his seated parents, Deann and Larry Heiing; and standing from left, Athletic Director Todd Schulte and St. Johns head wrestling coach Derek Sterling. of it. Ill be working out a great work ethic that will help lot and coming to open mats him a lot at the next level. I whenever and wherever I can. will look forward to see him I have to get better in every develop in the next three or area but I plan on building on four years; I hope that when what I did this year. I really he comes back for breaks and will focus on getting better summers, he can bring some in the neutral position, being of his teammates from college more aggressive, as well as as well as what hes learned learning to ride an opponent about wrestling about the colat the collegiate level. lege level. St. Johns coach Derek This is a great achievement Sterling had plenty of praise for the St. Johns program, for his soon-to-be-graduated according to Sterling. charge. As far as I can tell, he is I have been with him the first wrestler to wrestle at pretty much since the seventh college since the mid-90s; I grade. I have seen him not believe it was Deron Demspey only grow as a wrestler but as who wrestled at ONU. Its a much, if not more, as a per- great thing for him and for son, Sterling said. He has a us, he added.

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By Terry Mattingly Vatican visits by Americans reporting on life in their dioceses. His January address, to the bishops of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the U.S. Armed Services, made news with its focus on threats to religious liberty. It came shortly before Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration would not withdraw its rules requiring the majority of religious institutions to cover all FDA-approved forms of contraception in health-insurance plans offered to employees, as well as to students. Now, the pope has emphasized the need for Catholic educators to remain faithful in the same timeframe as Georgetown Universitys announcement that one featured speaker during its commencement rites will be none other than Sebelius -- a liberal Catholic who last year warned abortion-rights activists that we are in a war to protect women from conservatives. Conservative Catholics protested -- see -- claiming that the Jesuit schools invitation represented yet another violation of the 2004 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops policy stating: Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in deance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions. The University of Notre Dame ignited a 2009 restorm by granting President Barack Obama an honorary doctor of laws degree. While its easy to focus on this new commencement controversy, Benedicts address represents another skirmish in more than two decades of conict between Rome and liberal Catholics entrenched on many college and university campuses. At the heart of the conict is a 1990 apostolic consti-

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In his latest address to American bishops visiting Rome, Pope Benedict XVI stressed that Catholic educators should remain true to the faith -- a reminder issued just in time for another tense season of commencement addresses. No, the pope did not mention Georgetown University by name when discussing the Catholic campus culture wars. Yes, he did mention the law requiring professors who teach Catholic theology to obtain a Canon 812 mandatum (mandate) document from their bishops to certify that they are truly Catholic theologians. Many American bishops have cited a growing recognition on the part of Catholic colleges and universities of the need to reafrm their distinctive identity in delity to their founding ideals and the Churchs mission. ... Much remains to be done, especially in such basic areas as compliance with the mandate laid down in Canon 812 for those who teach theological disciplines, said Benedict, who taught theology at the university level in Germany. The importance of this canonical norm as a tangible expression of ecclesial communion and solidarity in the Churchs educational apostolate becomes all the more evident when we consider the confusion created by instances of apparent dissidence between some representatives of Catholic institutions and the Churchs pastoral leadership: such discord harms the Churchs witness and, as experience has shown, can easily be exploited to compromise her authority and her freedom. Benedicts remarks to the bishops of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming came during the fourth of ve

tution on education issued by Pope John Paul II entitled Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church). That document contains numerous statements that trouble American academics, including this one: Catholic teaching and discipline are to inuence all university activities, while the freedom of conscience of each person is to be fully respected. Any ofcial action or commitment of the University is to be in accord with its Catholic identity. That captures pretty much everything, noted Patrick J. Reilly, president of the conservative Cardinal Newman Society. Thus, in his address to the visiting American bishops, the pope stressed that Catholic universities are supposed to be helping the church defend its teachings, in an age in which they are constantly under attack. The goal, said Benedict, is for Catholic schools to provide a bulwark against the alienation and fragmentation which occurs when the use of reason is detached from the pursuit of truth and virtue. ... Catholic institutions have a specic role to play in helping to overcome the crisis of universities today. Firmly grounded in this vision of the intrinsic interplay of faith, reason and the pursuit of human excellence, every Christian intellectual and all the Churchs educational institutions must be convinced, and desirous of convincing others, that no aspect of reality remains alien to, or untouched by, the mystery of the redemption and the Risen Lords dominion over all creation.

(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion. org project to study religion and the news.)

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Forecasters: heat will stay this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) And the heat goes on. Forecasters predict toasty temperatures will stretch through the summer in the U.S. And thats a bad sign for wildfires in the West. The forecast for June through August calls for warmer-thannormal weather for about three-quarters of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. The warmth is expected south of a line stretching from middle New Jersey to southern Idaho. Only tiny portions of northwestern U.S. and Alaska are predicted to be cooler than average and thats only for June, not the rest of the summer. Last May until April was the hottest 12-month period on record for the nation with records going back to 1895. This year so far has seen the hottest March, the third warmest April and the fourth warmest January and February in U.S. weather history. And it was one of the least snowy years on record in the Lower 48. Some people called it the year without winter. And the outlook for summer is more of the same, said Jon Gottschalck, head of forecast operations at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md. Theres definitely a tilt toward being above normal through the summer. For some areas of the Southwest that could mean temperatures 1 or even 2 degrees warmer than normal on average, and maybe close to half a degree warmer than normal in the East, he said. One of the reasons is that much of the countrys soil is already unusually dry. So the

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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 Although your role in a new endeavor may start out as minor, before the year is out you could be elevated to a more prominent position. Once there, youll do much. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Its your nature to be extremely enterprising and resourceful, especially in situations where you have a chance to advance your interests. Youll see a lot of such chances. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -The only thing that can stop you from achieving an important objective is your own impatience. Slow down and size up situations before making any moves. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Although purely social arrangements with friends will work out quite well, this might not be true when it comes to commercial activities. Choose your projects wisely. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Its OK to be feisty and more responsive than usual to challenges, as long as youre able to distinguish between competitiveness and sheer combativeness. Hold your own, but without harming anyone in the process. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Youll have the wherewithal to effectively implement certain plans that require bold measures. That courage you have now, however, might not be as strong tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -There is a strong likelihood that youll become involved in an endeavor that someone else has masterminded. Even if you have a last-minute contribution to make, itll be meaningful. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Even if you are being put under pressure to do something that has not been well thought out, stand your ground and dont yield until conditions improve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Unless you keep pace with your responsibilities, your workload tomorrow might be more than you can handle, knocking you totally off track. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You could be harboring some rather extravagant inclinations that would be detrimental to your financial wherewithal. Do your thing as inexpensively as possible. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Its possible for you to be as strong a finisher as you are a starter, provided you schedule your assignments sensibly. Dont attempt to do too much simultaneously. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you have a public speaking engagement, dont structure your remarks too tightly. What you have to say will come off far better if you work from an outline instead of a script. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Your financial conditions are likely to be a bit mixed, hovering between some gains and some losses. However, if you dont go wild, you could still do OK.
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Dear Annie: I am married new in-laws. Is this the right to Chris, a wonderful man. decision? -- Brides Sister Dear Sister: Debbie does He was previously married and has major trust issues not have to invite Dad if because of his ex-wife. I can doing so will spoil her day handle most of this, but one and make her miserable, but thing has become worse over she should take responsibility for her decision and tell him the past two years. Chris has this idea that I the reason. However, there wear outfits that show too is another possible solution. much skin and attract other She could enlist the help of a men. But, Annie, I dont wear reliable guest (or hire a proclothes like that. In fact, I gave fessional sober companion) away whatever I used to own to be the caregiver for Dad that he didnt like (spaghetti and his wife, making sure they dont get out of straps, skirts above control and create a the knee, etc.). But scene. Other readhe still says I look ers have done this too provocative. I and found it quite wear only pants and helpful. high-necked shirts Dear Annie: The with sleeves, but its letter from Mom still not appropriate in Connecticut enough for him. I brought back wonoffered to let him derful memories shop for me, but he regarding thank-you refuses. I dont want to Annies Mailbox notes. keep fighting about I am one of four something so dumb -- and children, now in our 50s and that I know is due to his 60s. When we were younger, cheating ex-wife. But I have our parents had a hard and fast done as much as possible to rule: We could play with or show him I love and respect wear our gifts on the day we him. What more can I do? -- received them, but we could Paying the Price for the Ex not touch them again until Dear Paying: Chris has we had written our thankbecome obsessed with con- you notes. Mom provided the trolling your appearance notes and colored pencils, so and this is unhealthy. Right that we could draw pictures now, it wouldnt matter what until we were old enough to you wore. Since he is get- write more. This started when ting worse, we strongly urge we were so young that we you to get some professional never knew any different. counseling, preferably togethTo this day, I send a hander. Chris must learn to keep a written thank-you note. I figlid on his insecurities so he ure the gift-giver spent time can function more rationally and effort to select, purchase and a counselor will help you and send a gift to me. The work on coping skills. If he least I can do to show my doesnt get a grip on this, it appreciation is send a percould escalate into something sonal note on real stationery. that threatens not only your As my parents used to say, marriage, but also your perits what nice people do. -sonal well-being. Born in Connecticut, Now Dear Annie: My younger sister, Debbie, is planning a in Arizona fall wedding. Our father and his wife have been severely addicted to pain pills for most of their 20-year marriage. They have attended birthday parties, barbeques and weddings completely looped. Its not a pretty sight. Because of this (and other reasons), I chose to distance myself and have had little contact with them for 10 years. A few years ago, Debbie did the same because she was tired of being embarrassed, worried, stressed and scared for their health. Debbie doesnt want to invite Dad to the wedding. She didnt even want him to know about it, but he found out from other relatives. She shouldnt have to worry about whether Dad is going to fall down at the ceremony because he is high, or whether he can keep his balance while being introduced to her







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By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agencys mail processing network had simply become too big, given declining first-class mail volume and mounting debt. It will now consolidate nearly 250 plants as originally proposed, including 48 this summer, but will stretch out the remainder over a longer time frame in 2013 and 2014. Earlier this month, nearly half the Senate had written letters to Donahoe asking that he hold off on closing any mail facility until Congress could pass final postal overhaul legislation. The Senate last month passed a bill that would halt many of the closings. The House remains stalled over a separate postal measure allowing for more aggressive cuts. To return to long-term profitability and financial stability while keeping mail affordable, we must match our network to the anticipated workload, Donahoe said. Failure to do so, he stressed, would create a fiscal hole that the Postal Service will not be able to climb out of. Under the modified approach, up to 140 processing centers will be consolidated by next February roughly 48 in August and about 90 next January and February. Closings would be suspended during the Postal Services busy election and holiday mail season. Another 89 closings would occur in 2014. The consolidations are initially expected to reduce postal staff by 13,000 and save the struggling mail agency roughly $1.2 billion annually. By the time the full round of cuts is implemented by late 2014, the post office will have 28,000 fewer employees with estimated annual savings of $2.1 billion. The latest postal move comes after vociferous protests from communities across the U.S., particularly those in rural areas, over the mail agencys initial multibillion dollar costcutting plan to close up to 3,700 post offices and 252 mail processing centers. The Postal Service last week backed off the closing of post offices, saying it would cut costs instead by reducing operating hours in 13,000 mostly rural locations. Thursdays announcement seeks to allay consumer concerns about immediate, broadscale cuts to mail processing centers that would have slowed first-class mail delivery of prescription drugs, newspapers and other services beginning this summer and would have virtually eliminated the chance for a stamped letter to arrive the next day. Under the new plan, about 80 percent of the U.S. areas that currently enjoy overnight first-class mail delivery will continue to do so through the end of next year. After that, barring congressional action, the Postal Service will proceed with additional steps that could slow first-class mail and reduce overnight delivery more significantly, said Megan Brennan, chief operating officer of the Postal Service. The Postal Service has been grappling with losses as first-class mail volume declines and more people switch to the Internet to communicate and pay bills. The agency has forecast a record $14.1 billion loss by the end of this year. Without changes, it said, annual losses would exceed $21 billion by 2016. Donahoe stressed that even with the mail agencys latest moves, it still faces mounting losses without congressional action that would give it more leeway to eliminate Saturday mail delivery and reduce health and labor costs. If the House fails to act soon, postal officials say they will face a cash crunch in August and September, when the agency must pay more than $11 billion to the Treasury for future

Closing arguments in John Edwards corruption trial

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. Attorneys hammered at the credibility of John Edwards and his once-trusted aide as arguments in his campaign corruption trial ended Thursday, leaving jurors to decide whether the presidential candidates sex scandal cover-up amounted to a crime or a litany of lies. Jurors begin deliberations today on six counts of campaign finance fraud that could send Edwards to prison for up to 30 years. They will weigh whether to believe Edwards arguments that he didnt knowingly break the law when he sought to cover up an affair with his pregnant mistress, or his aide, Andrew Young, who said Edwards recruited him to use secret donations from wealthy donor to hide the affair. In closing arguments Thursday, prosecutor Bobby Higdon recounted Edwards affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer working on his campaign, and said the candidate would deny, deceive and manipulate at every turn to keep the revelation from destroying his political career. Edwards knew of the money going to Young and Hunter from heiress Rachel Bunny Mellon and campaign finance chairman Fred Baron, Higdon said. He also was well aware of the $2,300 legal limit on campaign donations, Higdon said. It is a simple rule and applies to every candidate and every donor, Higdon said. Defense attorney Abbe Lowell said prosecutors didnt prove that Edwards knew that taking the money violated the law and said the 2008 candidate shouldnt be convicted for being a liar. This is a case that should define the difference between a wrong and a crime ... between a sin and a felony, Lowell told the jury. John Edwards has confessed his sins. He will serve a life sentence for those. But he has pleaded not guilty to violating the law. Lowell also pointed to inconsistent testimony of both Andrew Young and his wife, Cheri, about assurances they said Edwards gave them that accepting the money from Mellon was legal. Even those two, who could shame Bonnie and Clyde, couldnt get their story straight, Lowell said. In rebuttal arguments, prosecutor David Harbach acknowledged Youngs inconsistencies on the stand, but questioned why he would have orchestrated a scheme that had him harboring Edwards mistress while he still lived with his wife. This guy is a criminal mastermind? Andrew Young? Harbach asked sarcastically. Thats nonsense. Andrew Young kept a lot of the money for himself. Of course he did. Has he lied in the past? Of course he has. ... But if Andrew

Death row inmate may get new hip


retiree health benefits. Already $13 billion in debt, the health payment obligation will force the agency to run up against its $15 billion debt ceiling, causing it to default on the payments. In many sprawling rural areas like Hope, Alaska, residents say they would have to drive nearly 100 miles for mail services in Anchorage if their local post office couldnt stay open long enough. Timely delivery from mail processing centers is also particularly valued in the winter months, when hazardous road conditions can make travel to a store or pharmacy difficult if not impossible. My wifes medical plan is basically that prescription drugs are mailed to her, said Doug Pope, a semi-retired lawyer who lives near Hope, an old gold rush town where the post office faces reduced hours. Theres a lot of people who will be here for months without going to Anchorage. Pope says hes willing to accept moderate postal cuts, explaining that hes not sure what else can be done and whether politicians in Washington will do anything about it. I do think its a sign of a larger, more worrisome trend to me that instead of trying to focus on our larger issues in our society, what were trying to do is nickel and dime people on sort of the downstream end of everything, he said. But thats a political issue.

Facebooks IPO one of largest

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer NEW YORK Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of likes are worth on Wall Street. Facebooks stock is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today, the day after the worlds definitive online social network raised $16 billion in an initial public offering that valued the company at $104 billion. Thats more than and other well-known companies such as Kraft, Walt Disney and McDonalds. Its a big windfall for a company that began eight years ago with no way to make money. Facebook priced its IPO at $38 per share on Thursday, at the top of expectations. Now, regular investors will have a chance to buy stock in Facebook for the first time. The stock will trade under ticker symbol will be FB. Facebooks offering is the culmination of a years worth of Internet IPOs that began By ED WHITE Associated Press last May with LinkedIn Corp. Since then, a steady stream of startups focused on the social side of the Web has gone public, with varying degrees of success. It all led up to Facebook, the company thats come to define social networking by getting 900 million people around the world to share everything from photos of their pets to their deepest thoughts. It has done so while managing to become one of the few profitable Internet companies to go public recently. It had net income of $205 million in the first three months of 2012, on revenue of $1.06 billion. In all of 2011, it earned $1 billion, up from $606 million a year earlier. Thats a far cry from 2007, when it posted a net loss of $138 million and revenue of $153 million. They could have gone public in 2009 at a much lower price, said Nick Einhorn, research analyst at IPO investment advisory firm Renaissance Capital. They waited as long as they could to go public, so it makes sense that its a very

Young could say anything to help the governments case, dont you think he could have done a better job? Jurors appeared to be nodding frequently in response to Lowell, who stared squarely at the jurors for two hours as he made his case; Lowell appeared choked up at the end of his argument and put his face in his hands. Higdon, in contrast, often read from a binder and delivered his argument in a monotone. Edwards is charged with six criminal counts including conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, accepting contributions that exceeded campaign finance limits, and causing his campaign to file a false financial disclosure report. At the trial, prosecutors have shown two members of Edwards inner circle, Baron and Young, engaged in a yearlong cover-up to hide the married presidential candidates mistress from the media. Prosecutors described how Edwards became increasingly desperate to hide the affair after Hunter was photographed by the National Enquirer in December 2007, saying it was Edwards idea to have Young say he fathered Hunters baby. Baron provided Young and Hunter with more than $400,000 in cash, luxury hotels, private jets and a $20,000-a-month rental mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Expert says stabbing spree suspect was deluded

attacks and another in Toledo, Ohio. If convicted, the Israeli immigrant would face life in prison. Faced with strong evidence linking him to Minors slaying, including testimony from four men who survived knifings and fingered Abuelazam in court as their attacker, defense attorneys began presenting an insanity defense by calling Miller as their only witness. The delusions controlled him, Miller testified. They not only told him but compelled him to hurt people. This isnt easy to explain or understand. People who are delusional are operating under forces that are greater than them. Their personalities are not making the decisions. On cross-examination, prosecutor David Leyton skeptically wondered why evil spirits were influencing Abuelazam to attack mostly small black men on deserted streets with

large offering. Facebook Inc.s valuation is the third-highest in an IPO, according to Dealogic, a provider of financial data. Only two Chinese banks, Agricultural Bank of China in 2010 and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in 2006, have been worth more. They were worth $133 billion and $132 billion, respectively. By another measure the amount raised Facebook ranks third among U.S. IPOs. The largest was Visa, which raised $17.9 billion in 2008. No. 2 was Enel, a power company, and No. 4 was General Motors, according to Renaissance Capital. The $38 share price is the price at which the investment banks arranging the offering will sell the stock to their clients. In an IPO, the banks buy the stock first from the company and the early investors and then sell to the public. If extra shares reserved to cover additional demand are sold as part of the transaction, Facebook and its early investors stand to reap as much as $18.4 billion.

Hot summer expected


FLINT, Mich. A man accused of a deadly series of stabbings in Michigan was mentally ill and couldnt resist the spell of evil forces that compelled him to attack people, a psychiatrist testified Thursday as attorneys tried to overcome strong evidence with an insanity defense. Elias Abuelazam is paranoid schizophrenic and was overwhelmed by delusions that led him to attack random victims along dark, Flint-area streets during the summer of 2010, Dr. Norman Miller told the Genesee County jury. Abuelazam, 35, is on trial for the death of Arnold Minor, who was 49 when he was stabbed that August near downtown Flint. Abuezalam is also charged with fatally stabbing two more victims, and he faces attempted murder charges for six other Flint-area

no witnesses after midnight. Isnt it just possible he knew exactly what he was doing? Isnt it possible he derived some pleasure from these acts? Leyton asked. No, Miller replied. The testimony was the defense teams first public explanation for the attacks, which terrified the workingclass city of Flint. Fourteen people were stabbed in the area, and five of them died, including Minor. Survivors said their assailant claimed to have car trouble or asked for directions before attacking. Minors DNA was found in blood stains in Abuelazams Chevy Blazer and on his jeans and shoes, according to testimony by police. Miller said Abuelazam acknowledged stabbing at least eight victims during interviews at the Genesee County jail. He described Abuelazam as a marionette whose strings were pulled by delusions.

WASHINGTON And the heat goes on. Forecasters predict toasty temperatures will stretch through the summer in the U.S. And thats a bad sign for wildfires in the West. The forecast for June through August calls for warmer-than-normal weather for about three-quarters of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. The warmth is expected south of a line stretching from middle New Jersey to southern Idaho. Only tiny portions of northwestern U.S. and Alaska are predicted to be cooler than average and thats only for June, not the rest of the summer. Last May until April was the hottest 12-month period on record for the nation with records going back to 1895. This year so far has seen the hottest March, the third warmest April and the fourth warmest January and February in U.S. weather history. And it was one of the least snowy years on record in the Lower 48. Some people called it the year without winter. And the outlook for summer is more of the same, said Jon Gottschalck, head of forecast operations at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md. Theres definitely a tilt toward being above normal through the summer. For some areas of the Southwest that could mean temperatures 1 or even 2 degrees warmer than normal on average, and maybe close to half a degree warmer than normal in the East, he said. One of the reasons is that much of the countrys soil is already unusually dry. So the sun doesnt use as much energy evaporating water in the soil and instead heats up the air near the ground even more, Gottschalck said.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A condemned killers fight to receive surgery for agonizing hip pain pushed Kentucky officials into an uncomfortable debate over security, politics and even the possibility of inviting scorn from Fox News pundits. Emails and memos obtained by The Associated Press show corrections officials struggling for a year to reconcile their duty to provide medical care with the political ramifications of spending tens of thousands of dollars for surgery on a man they plan to execute. A key problem would turn out to be security issues that led several hospitals to balk at treating inmate Robert Foley, who still hasnt had the surgery. Hip replacement for an inmate who has exhausted all appeals and will soon be executed? Kentucky State Penitentiary warden Phil Parker wrote in an email on Nov. 22, 2010. I can see this making Fox News on a slow news day, maybe even on a busy news day. In fact, I bet Bill OReilly would love to put this in his Pinheads commentary. Just a thought to consider before it goes too much further. Prison officials also made contingency plans to call off the surgery if Gov. Steve Beshear set an execution date, and they considered whether to consult with him about the procedure. I think it is that important and all this may have political consequences, Parker wrote a year before Beshears reelection. Ultimately, Beshears spokeswoman said he wasnt contacted about it. Foley, 55, was convicted of killing six people in eastern Kentucky in 1989 and 1991, making him the most prolific killer on the states death row. His status as an extremely dangerous prisoner was a key factor in the states difficulty finding a surgeon and hospital, according to the documents obtained through a public records request and a lawsuit filed by Foley. Foley still hasnt had the surgery, with Parker lamenting in an email they had no options after an exhaustive search. State officials deny that politics played a role, and theres no evidence in the documents that political considerations prevented the surgery. A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice Cabinet which oversees corrections and law enforcement declined to comment because of the pending lawsuit. Foleys attorney, Jamesa Drake, said the state needs a way to care for condemned inmates, even those with complex needs. Foley, who has been on death row since 1993, is unable to get around without help because hes at risk of a dangerous fall, Drake said. If youre on death row, its just like anybody else, Drake said. If you need a new hip, you need a new hip. It hurts. The Department of Corrections acknowledged his degenerative hip in a response to the lawsuit, but also said he has been receiving adequate care. The federal lawsuit filed in March is pending. Corrections Department attorney Brenn Combs wrote to Drake that the Department of Corrections couldnt enter into a legal agreement about the hip surgery because it would impose requirements exceeding our legal duty regarding inmate health care. The Department is not interested in doing that and, like me, nobody else here can see a way that it would help inmate Foley, Combs said in a Nov. 14 email. Its not unusual for inmates to receive treatment outside of prison, and Foley has twice left death row for other surgical procedures. Foley first complained to prison officials about the persistent pain in his right hip in September 2010, saying his leg sometimes gives out on him, according to the lawsuit. Foley initially didnt want the surgery and tried to fashion his own hip brace out of flip flops and other everyday items. Foley said the brace helped with the pain in an affidavit signed in February, but prison officials confiscated it. After Foley agreed to the surgery, officials searched for a doctor to perform the $56,000 operation. At the time, Foley was under a death warrant signed by Beshear.

Answers to Thursdays questions: A white quill pen is traditionally given to a lawyer who argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The last cigarette advertised on American TV was for Virginia Slims, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on Jan. 1, 1971, at 11:59 p.m. one minute before a federal ban on cigarette advertising on radio and TV took effect. Todays questions: Who was the first film character to be a finalist for Time magazines Man of the Year? When it comes to credit scores, what does the acronym FICO stand for? Answers in Saturdays Herald. Todays words: Corody: a food, drink or clothing subsidy Jararacussu: the venomous Brazilian pit viper The Outstanding National Debt as of 7 a.m. today was $15,714,837,838,563. The estimated population of the United States is 312,787,356, so each citizens share of this debt is $50,241. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.96 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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